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{edih}| years_active = 1973–present {edih} {edih}nickcave.com}}}}Nicholas Edward Cave {{post-nominals|country=AUS|AO}} (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional actor, best known for fronting the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Cave's music is generally characterised by his baritone voice, emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence.Stephen Thomas Erlewine and Steve Huey, AllMusic, [{{Allmusic|class=artist|id=p3854|pure_url=yes}} (((Nick Cave > Biography)))]. Retrieved 30 September 2009. Born and raised in rural Victoria, Cave studied art before fronting The Birthday Party, one of Melbourne's leading post-punk bands, in the late 1970s. They relocated to London in 1980, but, disillusioned by life there, evolved towards a darker, more challenging sound, and acquired a reputation as "the most violent live band in the world".Grice, Sarah (1 October 2014). "Film: 20,000 Days on Earth", Varsity. Retrieved 1 September 2017. The Birthday Party is regarded as a major influence on gothic rock, and Cave, with his shock of black hair and pale, emaciated look, became an unwilling poster boy for the genre. Soon after the band's break-up in 1983, Cave formed Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Much of the band's early material was set in a mythic American Deep South, drawing on spirituals and Delta blues, while Cave's preoccupation with Old Testament notions of good versus evil culminated in what has been called his signature song, "The Mercy Seat" (1988). The 1990s saw Cave achieve greater commercial success with quieter, piano-driven ballads, notably the Kylie Minogue duet "Where the Wild Roses Grow" (1996), and "Into My Arms" (1997). More recent releases, including the band's 17th and latest LP, Ghosteen (2019), feature increasingly abstract lyrics from Cave, as well as elements of ambient and electronic music. Grinderman, Cave's garage rock side project, has released two albums since 2006.Cave co-wrote, scored and starred in the 1988 Australian prison film Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988), directed by John Hillcoat. He also wrote the screenplay for Hillcoat's bushranger film The Proposition (2005), and composed the soundtrack with frequent collaborator Warren Ellis. The pair's film score credits include The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), The Road (2009), Lawless (2012), and Hell or High Water (2016). Cave is the subject of several films, including the semi-fictional "day in the life" 20,000 Days on Earth (2014), and the documentary One More Time with Feeling (2016). Cave has also released two novels: And the Ass Saw the Angel (1989) and The Death of Bunny Munro (2009).Cave's work has become the subject of academic study, and his songs have been covered by a wide range of artists, including Johnny Cash ("The Mercy Seat"), Metallica ("Loverman") and Snoop Dogg ("Red Right Hand"). He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007,WEB,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20091005174755weblink">weblink dead, Nick Cave to enter ARIA Hall of Fame, 5 October 2009, and named an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017.

Youth, education and family

File:Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta, 2018 (02).jpg|thumb|Wangaratta's Holy Trinity Cathedral, where Cave served as a choirboy]]Cave was born on 22 September 1957 in Warracknabeal, a small country town in the Australian state of Victoria, to Dawn Cave (née Treadwell) and Colin Frank Cave.WEB,weblink Curator's Notes, Western Australian Museum, 2009, 16 January 2014, WEB,weblink 22 December 1949 – LIFE OF MELBOURNE Drama Prize, Trove.nla.gov.au, 22 December 1949, 5 May 2012, As a child, he lived in Warracknabeal and then Wangaratta in rural Victoria. His father taught English and mathematics at the local technical school; his mother was a librarian at the high school that Nick attended.NEWS,weblink Old Nick, The Guardian, 23 February 2008, 30 March 2012, Hattenstone, Simon, Cave's father introduced him to literary classics from an early age, such as Crime and Punishment and Lolita, and also organised the first symposium on the Australian bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly,Cave, Colin (ed). Ned Kelly: Man and Myth. Wangaratta Adult Education Centre, 1962. {{ISBN|0-7269-1410-X}}, p. 10 with whom Nick was enamoured as a child.Lynskey, Dorian (24 February 2006). "Outback outlaws", The Guardian. Retrieved 2 March 2013.When Cave was 9 he joined the choir of Wangaratta's Holy Trinity Cathedral. At 13 he was expelled from Wangaratta High School. In 1970, having moved with his family to the Melbourne suburb of Murrumbeena, he became a boarder and later day student at Caulfield Grammar School. He was 19 when his father was killed in a car collision; his mother told him of his father's death while she was bailing him out of a St Kilda police station where he was being held on a charge of burglary. He would later recall that his father "died at a point in my life when I was most confused" and that "the loss of my father created in my life a vacuum, a space in which my words began to float and collect and find their purpose".Maume, Chris. "Nick Cave: Devil's advocate", The Independent. Retrieved on 10 November 2008.After his secondary schooling, Cave studied painting at the Caulfield Institute of Technology in 1976, but dropped out the following year to pursue music. He also began using heroin around the time that he left art school.WEB,weblink Nick Cave, Style Icon, Enjoy-your-style.com, 27 September 2012, Cave attended his first music concert at Melbourne's Festival Hall. The bill consisted of Manfred Mann, Deep Purple and Free. Cave recalled: "I remember sitting there and feeling physically the sound going through me."WEB, 10 things Nick Cave said at BIGSOUND 2013,weblink Faster Louder, Faster Louder Pty Ltd, 13 September 2013, Sarah, Smith, 11 September 2013, In early 1977, he saw Australian punk rock groups Radio Birdman and the Saints live for the first time. Cave was particularly inspired by the latter band's show, saying that he left the venue "a different person".Dalziell, Tanya; Welberry, Karen (ed.). Cultural Seeds: Essays on the Work of Nick Cave. pp. 36–37.

Music career

Early years and the Birthday Party (1973–83)

In 1973, Cave met Mick Harvey (guitar), Phill Calvert (drums), John Cochivera (guitar), Brett Purcell (bass), and Chris Coyne (saxophone); fellow students at Caulfield Grammar. They founded a band with Cave as singer. Their repertoire consisted of proto-punk cover versions of songs by Lou Reed, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Roxy Music and Alex Harvey, among others. Later, the line-up slimmed down to four members including Cave's friend Tracy Pew on bass. In 1977, after leaving school, they adopted the name The Boys Next Door and began playing predominantly original material. Guitarist and songwriter Rowland S. Howard joined the band in 1978.They were a leader of Melbourne's post-punk scene in the late 1970s, playing hundreds of live shows in Australia before changing their name to the Birthday Party in 1980 and moving to London, then West Berlin. Cave's Australian girlfriend and muse Anita Lane accompanied them to London. The band were notorious for their provocative live performances which featured Cave shrieking, bellowing and throwing himself about the stage, backed up by harsh pounding rock music laced with guitar feedback. Cave utilised Old Testament imagery with lyrics about sin, debauchery and damnation. Cave's droll sense of humour and penchant for parody is evident in many of the band's songs, including "Nick the Stripper" and "King Ink". "Release the Bats", one of the band's most famous songs, was intended as an over-the-top "piss-take" on gothic rock, and a "direct attack" on the "stock gothic associations that less informed critics were wont to make". Ironically, it became highly influential on the genre, giving rise to a new generation of bands.Welberry, Karren (ed.) (2016). Cultural Seeds: Essays on the Work of Nick Cave. Routledge. p. 87-88After establishing a cult following in Europe and Australia, the Birthday Party disbanded in 1983. Later that year, Cave performed several shows in the United States as part of The Immaculate Consumptive, a short-lived "super-group" with Marc Almond, Lydia Lunch and Clint Ruin.Walker, Clinton (1984). The Next Thing. Kangaroo Press. {{ISBN|9780949924810}}. p. 14.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1984–present)

(File:Nick Cave 1986.jpg|thumb|upright|Cave performing in Belgium, 1986)The band with Cave as their leader and frontman has released seventeen studio albums. Pitchfork Media calls the group one of rock's "most enduring, redoubtable" bands, with an accomplished discography.Stuart Berman, Pitchfork Media, "Album reviews: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: From Her to Eternity / The First Born is Dead / Kicking Against the Pricks / Your Funeral ... My Trial", 6 May 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2009. Though their sound tends to change considerably from one album to another, the one constant of the band is an unpolished blending of disparate genres, and song structures which provide a vehicle for Cave's virtuosic, frequently histrionic theatrics. Critics Stephen Thomas Erlewine and Steve Huey wrote: "With the Bad Seeds, Cave continued to explore his obsessions with religion, death, love, America, and violence with a bizarre, sometimes self-consciously eclectic hybrid of blues, gospel, rock, and arty post-punk."(File:Nick Cave- Hamburg 2001.jpg|thumb|Hamburg/Germany July 2001)Reviewing 2008's Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! album, NME used the phrase "gothic psycho-sexual apocalypse" to describe the "menace" present in the lyrics of the title track.WEB,weblink Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (album review), NME, 21 February 2008, 2 January 2012, Their most recent work, Ghosteen, was released in October 2019.MAGAZINE, Ruiz, Matthew, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Release New Album Ghosteen: Listen,weblink Pitchfork, 30 October 2019, In mid-August 2013, Cave was a 'First Longlist' finalist for the 9th Coopers AMP, alongside artists such as Kevin Mitchell and the Drones. The Australian music prize is worth A,000.WEB, Nick Cave, The Drones, Bob Evans Make Longlist For $30,000 Coopers AMP,weblink Music Feeds, Music Feeds, 19 August 2013, Mike, Hohnen, 15 August 2013, The prize ultimately went to Big Scary.WEB, Big Scary Win the 9th Australian Music Prize!,weblink 21 September 2016, In September 2013 interview, Cave explained that he returned to using a typewriter for songwriting after his experience with the Nocturama album, as he "could walk in on a bad day and hit 'delete' and that was the end of it". Cave believes that he lost valuable work due to a "bad day".

Solo work

{{BLP unsourced section|date=September 2013}}In addition to his performances with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Cave has, since the 1990s, performed live 'solo' tours with himself on piano/vocals, Warren Ellis on violin/accordion and various others on bass and drums.

Grinderman

In 2006 Cave formed Grinderman – himself on vocals, guitar, organ & piano, Warren Ellis (tenor guitar, electric mandolin, violin, viola, guitar, backing vocals), Martyn P. Casey (bass, guitar, backing vocals) and Jim Sclavunos (drums, percussion, backing vocals).The alternative rock outfit was formed as "a way to escape the weight of The Bad Seeds."JOURNAL, Cave, Nick, 2010, And Now It's Cave's Other Deranged Blues Band!, Uncut (magazine), Uncut, September 2010, 55, The band's name was inspired by a Memphis Slim song, "Grinder Man Blues," which Cave is noted to have started singing during one of the band's early rehearsal sessions. The band's eponymous debut studio album, Grinderman, was released in 2007 to extremely positive reviews and the band's second and final studio album, Grinderman 2, was released in 2010 to a similar reception.Grinderman's first public performance was at All Tomorrow's Parties in April 2007 where Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream accompanied Grinderman on backing vocals and percussion.In December 2011, after performing at Meredith Music Festival, Cave announced that Grinderman was over.WEB, Nick Cave announces that Grinderman are "over" – News | thevine.com.au,weblink The Vine, Marcus, 11 December 2011, 11 December 2011, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130831203148weblink">weblink 31 August 2013, Two years later, Grinderman performed both weekends at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, as did NIck Cave and The Bad Seeds.WEB,weblink Fricke, David, Q&A: Nick Cave on His Coachella Sets and Denying Himself 'Sacred Moments', Rolling Stone, 11 April 2013,weblink 11 June 2019, live, 11 June 2019,

Music in film and television drama

Cave's work was featured in a scene in the 1986 film, Dogs in Space by Richard Lowenstein.WEB,weblink Dogs in Space, Murdoch.edu.au, 22 September 2014, Cave performed parts of the Boys Next Door song "Shivers" twice during the film, once on video and once live.Another early fan of Cave's was German director Wim Wenders, who lists Cave, along with Lou Reed and Portishead, as among his favorites.WEB,weblink Wenders unveils ode to rock'n'roll at Cannes, ABC News, 22 September 2014, Two of Cave's songs were featured in his 1987 film Wings of Desire.Dave Tacon, "Wim Wenders", Senses of Cinema. Retrieved on 25 November 2008. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds also make a cameo appearance in this film. Two more songs were included in Wenders' 1993 sequel Faraway, So Close!, including the title track. The soundtrack for Wenders' 1991 film Until the End of the World features Cave's "(I'll Love You) Till the End of the World." His most recent production, Palermo Shooting, also contains a Nick Cave song, as does his 2003 documentary The Soul of a Man."The Blues: The Soul of a Man", PBS. Retrieved on 25 November 2008.Cave's songs have also appeared in a number of Hollywood blockbusters – "There is a Light" appears on the 1995 soundtrack for Batman Forever, and "Red Right Hand" appeared in a number of films including The X-Files, Dumb & Dumber; Scream, its sequels Scream 2 and 3, and Hellboy (performed by Pete Yorn). In Scream 3, the song was given a reworking with Cave writing new lyrics and adding an orchestra to the arrangement of the track. "People Ain't No Good" was featured in the animated movie Shrek 2 and the song "O Children" was featured in the 2010 movie of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1.In 2000 Andrew Dominik used "Release the Bats" in his film Chopper. Numerous other movies use Cave's songs including Box of Moonlight (1996), Mr In-Between (2001), Romance & Cigarettes (2005), (Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant) (2009), The Freshman, Gas Food Lodging, Kevin & Perry Go Large, About TimeHis works also appear in a number of major TV programs among them Trauma, The L Word, Traveler, The Unit, I Love the '70s, Outpatient, The Others, Nip/Tuck, and Californication. Most recently his work has appeared in the Netflix series After Life, BBC series Peaky Blinders and the Australian series Jack Irish. "Red Right Hand" is the theme song for Peaky Blinders and renditions of the track can be heard throughout the series, including the cover by the alternative-rock band Arctic Monkeys. In a Vice interview, Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy mentioned that Cave personally approved the usage of the song for the series after watching a pre-screening of the show."Cillian Murphy: VICE Autobiographies", Vice. Retrieved on 21 August 2019.

Collaborations

{{BLP sources section|date=December 2014}}Cave played with Shane MacGowan on cover versions of Bob Dylan's "Death is Not the End" and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World". Cave also performed "What a Wonderful World" live with the Flaming Lips. Cave recorded a cover version of the Pogues song "Rainy Night in Soho", written by MacGowan.File:NICK CAVE 2006-11-11 21-58Uhr 019.jpg|thumb|left|upright|Nick Cave at a solo concert in MainzMainzMacGowan also sings a version of "Lucy", released on B-Sides and Rarities. On 3 May 2008, during the Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! tour, MacGowan joined Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on stage to perform "Lucy" at Dublin Castle in Ireland. Pulp's single "Bad Cover Version" includes on its B-side a cover version by Cave of that band's song "Disco 2000". On the Deluxe Edition of Pulp's Different Class another take of this cover can be found.In 2000, one of Cave's heroes, Johnny Cash, covered Cave's "The Mercy Seat" on the album American III: Solitary Man, seemingly repaying Cave for the compliment he paid by covering Cash's "The Singer" (originally "The Folk Singer") on his Kicking Against the Pricks album. Cave was then invited to be one of many rock and country artists to contribute to the liner notes of the retrospective The Essential Johnny Cash CD, released to coincide with Cash's 70th birthday. Subsequently, Cave recorded a duet with Cash on a version of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" for Cash's (American IV: The Man Comes Around) album (2002). A similar duet, the American folk song "Cindy", was released posthumously on the "Johnny Cash: Unearthed" boxset. Cave's song "Let the Bells Ring" is a posthumous tribute to Cash. Cave has also covered the song "Wanted Man" which is best known as performed by Johnny Cash but is a Bob Dylan composition.In 2004, Cave gave a hand to Marianne Faithfull on the album, Before the Poison. He co-wrote and produced three songs ("Crazy Love", "There is a Ghost" and "Desperanto"), and the Bad Seeds are featured on all of them. He is also featured on "The Crane Wife" (originally by the Decemberists), on Faithfull's 2008 album, Easy Come, Easy Go.Cave collaborated with the band Current 93 on their album All the Pretty Little Horses, where he sings the title track, a lullaby. For his 1996 album Murder Ballads, Cave recorded "Where the Wild Roses Grow" with Kylie Minogue, and "Henry Lee" with PJ Harvey.Cave also took part in the "X-Files" compilation CD with some other artists, where he reads parts from the Bible combined with own texts, like "Time Jesum ...", he outed himself as a fan of the series some years ago, but since he does not watch much TV, it was one of the only things he watched. He collaborated on the 2003 single "Bring It On", with Chris Bailey, formerly of the Australian punk group, The Saints. Cave contributed vocals to the song "Sweet Rosyanne", on the 2006 album Catch That Train! from Dan Zanes & Friends, a children's music group.In 2010 Nick Cave began a series of duets with Debbie Harry for The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project.WEB, The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project – We Are Only Riders,weblink Glitterhouse Records, 11 January 2010, WEB, The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project – The Journey is Long,weblink Glitterhouse Records, 30 March 2012, WEB, The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project – Axels & Sockets,weblink Glitterhouse Records, 2 May 2014, In 2011, Cave recorded a cover of the Zombies' "She's Not There" with Neko Case, which was used at the end of the first episode of the fourth season of True Blood.In 2014, Cave wrote the libretto for the opera Shell Shock (opera) by Nicholas Lens. The opera premiered at the Royal Opera House La Monnaie in Brussels on 24 October 2014.WEB,weblink Program (Opera) | La Monnaie / De Munt, Lamonnaie.be, 2016-09-10, WEB, Robert-Jan Bartunek,weblink Shell Shock opera brings trauma of World War One to stage | Reuters, In.reuters.com, 2014-10-25, 2016-09-10, WEB,weblink " Shell Shock " fait éprouver le traumatisme des tranchées, Lemonde.fr, 2016-09-10, WEB,weblink Nicholas Lens – Mute Song, Mutesong.com, 2016-09-10,

Film scores and theatre music

In 2001, Cave recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Let It Be" for the film I Am Sam,WEB, Various – I Am Sam,weblink Discogs.com, 6 December 2013, 2001, and co-wrote and recorded the song "To Be By Your Side," for the soundtrack of the 2001 French documentary Le Peuple Migrateur (called Winged Migration in the US).WEB, Bruno Coulais – Winged Migration,weblink Discogs.com, 6 December 2013, 30 October 2012, Cave creates original film scores with fellow Bad Seeds band member Warren Ellis—they first teamed up in 2005 to work on The Proposition, for which Cave also wrote the screenplay.weblink {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20131113010207weblink |date=13 November 2013 }}In 2006, Cave and Ellis composed the music for Andrew Dominik's adaptation of Ron Hansen's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.WEB,weblink Nick Cave and Warren Ellis The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Pitchfork.com, 22 September 2014, By the time Dominik's film was released, Hillcoat was preparing his next project, The Road, an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel about a father and son struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Cave and Ellis wrote and recorded the score for the film, which was released in 2009.WEB,weblink Nick Cave and Warren Ellis The Road Review, Bbc.co.uk, 22 September 2014, In early 2011, Cave and Ellis composed the music for the Mexican film Dias de Gracias.WEB,weblink Dias de Gracias (Days of Grace)(2012), Nickcaveandwarrenellis.com, 22 September 2014, Later in 2011, they reunited with Hillcoat to score his latest picture, Lawless. Cave also authored this screenplay based on the novel by Matt Bondurant. Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, the film was released in August 2012 (US) and September 2012 (UK).NEWS,weblink Nick Cave: 'Lawless is not so much a true story as a true myth', Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian, 22 September 2014, Cave and Ellis also have documentary-score composition experience. In 2007, the pair composed the score for Geoffrey Smith's film, The English Surgeon, which traces Dr. Henry Marsh's struggle to bring modern neurosurgery to the confusion of post-Soviet Ukraine. They also wrote the score for The Girls of Phnom Penh, Matthew Watson's 2009 film exploring Cambodia's "virginity trade".WEB,weblink Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Score Sex Trade Documentary Film, Pitchfork.com, 22 September 2014, Cave's novel The Death of Bunny Munro, published in 2009, was released as an audiobook and Cave worked with Ellis, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard on the soundtrack. Forsyth and Pollard referred to the soundtrack as a 3D experience and stated: "We've not heard anything like this before – the result sits somewhere between a film soundtrack, a radio play and an hallucination."WEB, Nick Cave releases soundtrack for novel 'The Death Of Bunny Munro',weblink Nme.com, IPC Media Entertainment Network, 6 December 2013, 7 September 2009, Cave and Ellis created music for the Vesturport productions Woyzeck, The Metamorphosis and Faust.WEB, Faust inspired by Goeth,weblink Vesturport.com, 6 December 2013,

Writing

Cave released his first book, King Ink, in 1988. It is a collection of lyrics and plays, including collaborations with Lydia Lunch. In 1997, he followed up with King Ink II, containing lyrics, poems, and the transcript of a radio essay he did for the BBC in July 1996, "The Flesh Made Word," discussing in biographical format his relationship with Christianity.File:Nick Cave in New York City 2009 portrait 2.jpg|thumb|upright|Cave reading from The Death of Bunny MunroThe Death of Bunny MunroWhile he was based in West Berlin, Cave started working on what was to become his debut novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel (1989). Significant crossover is evident between the themes in the book and the lyrics Cave wrote in the late stages of the Birthday Party and the early stage of his solo career. "Swampland", from Mutiny, in particular, uses the same linguistic stylings ('mah' for 'my', for instance) and some of the same themes (the narrator being haunted by the memory of a girl called Lucy, being hunted like an animal, approaching death and execution). On 21 January 2008, a special edition of Cave's novel And the Ass Saw the Angel was released.WEB,weblink Nick Cave sees debut novel 'And The Ass Saw the Angel' re-released as collectors edition, Side-line.com, 15 January 2008, 2 June 2011, Cave's second novel The Death of Bunny Munro was published on 8 September 2009 by Harper Collins books.WEB,weblink Nick Cave announces release date for new novel – News, 11 August 2009, Nmr.com, 22 September 2014, WEB,weblink The Death of Bunny Munro: A Novel By Nick Cave, Harpercollins.ca, 22 September 2014, Telling the story of a sex-addicted salesman, it was also released as a binaural audio-book produced by British Artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and an iPhone app.Breihan, Tom "Nick Cave's New Novel Bunny Munro Gets its Own iPhone App, Tour" September 2009. The book originally started as a screenplay Cave was going to write for John Hillcoat.Khanna, Vish "Conversations: Nick Cave" at Exclaim! October 2009.Aside from movie soundtracks, Cave also wrote the screenplays for John Hillcoat's The Proposition (2005) and Lawless (2012).As proof of his interest in scripture, so evident in his lyrics and his prose writing, Cave wrote the foreword to a Canongate publication of the Gospel according to Mark, published in the UK in 1998. The American edition of the same book (published by Grove Press) contains a foreword by the noted American writer Barry Hannah.Cave is a contributor to a 2009 rock biography of the Triffids, Vagabond Holes: David McComb and the Triffids, edited by Australian academics Niall Lucy and Chris Coughran.Niall Lucy and Chris Coughran, eds. Vagabond Holes: David McComb and The Triffids (Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 2009).

Acting

Cave's first film appearance was in Wim Wenders' 1987 film Wings of Desire, in which he and the Bad Seeds are shown performing at a concert in Berlin.Cave has made occasional appearances as an actor. He appears alongside Blixa Bargeld in the 1988 Peter Sempel film Dandy, playing dice, singing and speaking from his Berlin apartment. He is most prominently featured in the 1989 film Ghosts... of the Civil Dead, written and directed by John Hillcoat, and in the 1991 film Johnny Suede with Brad Pitt.Cave appeared in the 2005 homage to Leonard Cohen, (Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man), in which he performed "I'm Your Man" solo, and "Suzanne" with Julie Christensen and Perla Batalla. He also appeared in the 2007 film adaptation of Ron Hansen's novel The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, where he sings "The Ballad of Jesse James".NEWS,weblink The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Lee, Marshall, 3 September 2007, 14 August 2019, Screen Daily, Media Business Insight Limited, Cave and Warren Ellis are credited for the film's soundtrack.JOURNAL, Rose, Kara,weblink Cave and Ellis For Jesse James Soundtrack,weblink" title="archive.is/20070812014745weblink">weblink 12 August 2007, HARP (magazine), HARP, 6 December 2007, 10 February 2019, Guthrie, Inc., Nick Cave and his son Luke performed one of the songs on the soundtrack together. Luke played the triangle.WEB,weblink Luke Cave, IMDb.com, 31 October 2019, His interest in the work of Edward Gorey led to his participation in the BBC Radio 3 programme Guest + Host = Ghost, featuring Peter Blegvad and the radiophonic sound of the Langham Research Centre.WEB,weblink (none) – Between The Ears – Guest + Host = Ghost, BBC, 31 December 2005, 14 February 2013, Cave has also lent his voice in narrating the animated film The Cat Piano. It was directed by Eddie White and Ari Gibson (of the People's Republic of Animation), produced by Jessica Brentnall and features music by Benjamin Speed.WEB,weblink The Cat Piano, Catpianofilm.com, 2 June 2011,

Screenwriting

Cave wrote the screenplay for The Proposition, a film about bushrangers in the Australian outback during the late 19th century. Directed by John Hillcoat and filmed in Queensland in 2004, it premiered in October 2005 and was later released worldwide to critical acclaim.Brett McCracken, Film Review of The Proposition {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20061018124700weblink |date=18 October 2006 }}, Relevant Magazine. Retrieved 25 November 2008. Cave explained his personal background in relation to writing the film's screenplay in a 2013 interview:I had written long-form before but it is pure story-telling in script writing and that goes back as far as I can remember for me, not just with my father but with myself. I slept in the same bedroom as my sister for many years, until it became indecent to do so and I would tell her stories every night—that is how she would get to sleep. She would say "tell me a story" so I would tell her a story. So that ability, I very much had that from the start and I used to enjoy that at school so actually to write a script—it suddenly felt like I was just making up a big story.The film critic for British newspaper The Independent called The Proposition "peerless," "a star-studded and uncompromisingly violent outlaw film."Will Self, "The Proposition: Bringing the revisionist Western to the Australian outback," The Independent. Retrieved 25 November 2008. The generally ambient soundtrack was recorded by Cave and Warren Ellis.In 2006 it was revealed that, at the request of his friend Russell Crowe, Cave wrote a script for a proposed sequel to Gladiator which was rejected by the studio.Dawtrey, Adam, "10 Screenwriters to Watch: Nick Cave," Variety, 22 June 2006.An announcement in February 2010 stated that Andy Serkis and Cave would collaborate on a motion-capture movie of the Brecht and Weill musical The Threepenny Opera. As of September 2019, the project has not been realised.WEB, Serkis, Cave plan motion-capture Opera,weblink Screen Daily, Media Business Insight Limited, 24 September 2013, Mike, Goodridge, 15 February 2010, Cave wrote a screenplay titled The Wettest County in the World,WEB,weblink Nick Cave Confirms He'll Score John Hillcoat's 'The Wettest County', Simon, Dang, 4 February 2011, indieWIRE, 9 February 2011, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20110207193518weblink">weblink 7 February 2011, dmy-all, which was used for the 2012 film Lawless, directed again by John Hillcoat, starring Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf. The film opened in theaters on 29 August 2012.Pelly, Jenn, "weblink," Pitchfork.com, 27 July 2012.

Personal life

Cave left Australia in 1980 and lives with his family in Brighton, England, United Kingdom. A film about Cave's life, titled 20,000 Days on Earth and directed by artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, was released in mid-2014, shortly before his 57th birthday.NEWS,weblink Interview: A Day in the Life of Nick Cave, The Guardian, 27 July 2013, 22 October 2013, In 2017, Cave told GQ magazine that he and his family were moving from Brighton to Los Angeles as, after the death of his 15-year-old son, Arthur, they "just find it too difficult to live here."NEWS,weblink The Love and Terror of Nick Cave, Corbijn, Chris Heath,Anton, 2017-04-27, GQ, 2018-10-01, en,

Partners and children

Cave dated Anita Lane from the late 1970s to mid-1980s.WEB,weblink Anita Lane {{!, Biography & History|last=Hage|first=Erik|date=|website=AllMusic|publisher=|access-date=2016-12-30}} Cave and Lane recorded together on a few occasions. Their most notable collaborations include Lane's 'cameo' verse on Cave's Bob Dylan cover "Death Is Not The End" from the album Murder Ballads, and a cover of the Serge Gainsbourg/Jane Birkin song "Je t'aime... moi non plus/ I love you ... me neither".WEB,weblink I Love You....Nor Do I – Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Anita Lane {{!, Song Info|last=|first=|date=|website=AllMusic|publisher=|access-date=2016-12-30}} Lane co-wrote the lyrics to the title track for Cave's 1984 LP, From Her to Eternity, as well as the lyrics of the song "Stranger Than Kindness" from Your Funeral, My Trial.WEB,weblink Anita Lane {{!, Credits {{!}} AllMusic|website=AllMusic|access-date=2016-12-30}} Cave, Lydia Lunch and Lane wrote a comic book together, entitled AS-FIX-E-8, in the style of the old "Pussy Galore"/Russ Meyer movies.Cave then moved to São Paulo, Brazil, in 1990, where he met and married his first wife, Brazilian journalist Viviane Carneiro. She gave birth to their son Luke in 1991. Nick and Viviane were married for six years and divorced in 1996.WEB,weblink Nick Cave Interviews, Nick-cave.com, 11 October 2013, Cave's second son, Jethro, was also born in 1991 and grew up with his mother, Beau Lazenby, in Melbourne, Australia. Cave and Jethro did not meet one another until Jethro was about seven or eight.WEB,weblink Models and rockers: Jethro Cave and Leah Weller – Life & Style – London Evening Standard, 12 November 2009, Standard.co.uk, 14 February 2013, NEWS,weblink Cave boy joins cool kids club, Byrne, Fiona, 28 September 2008, Herald & Weekly Times, 1 January 2009, Cave briefly dated PJ Harvey during the mid-1990s.In 1997, Cave met British model Susie Bick. Bick was the cover model on the Damned's 1985 album Phantasmagoria and a Vivienne Westwood model. Bick is also the model on the cover of the album Push the Sky Away.NEWS,weblink 'On stage I'm just me having a bad day': Nick Cave on 40 years of music and mayhem – Profiles – People, McLean, Craig, 12 May 2013, The Independent, 11 October 2013, She gave up her job when they married in 1999. Bick's and Cave's twin sons, Arthur and Earl, were born in Brighton in 2000.NEWS,weblink The Guardian, London, Feelings are a Bourgeois luxury, Lindsay, Baker, 1 February 2003, 20 May 2010, WEB, Pero, Bilcic,weblink Nick Cave Online, Nick-cave.com, 2 June 2011,weblink 23 August 2011, dead, Cave's son Arthur, 15, fell from a cliff at Ovingdean, near Brighton, England, and died from his injuries on 14 July 2015. Cave's family released a statement on the death, saying, "Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy loving boy. We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time."WEB,weblink Nick Cave's Son Arthur Dead At 15 After Falling Off A Cliff, Marcus, Stephanie, 15 July 2015, 16 July 2015, The Huffington Post, WEB,weblink Rock legend Nick Cave's son killed in cliff fall, The Argus, Leo, Ben, 15 July 2015, NEWS,weblink Nick Cave's son Arthur took LSD before cliff fall, inquest told, 2015, BBC Online,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20151110161648weblink">weblink live, 10 November 2015, 10 November 2015, The effect of Arthur's death on Cave and his family was explored in the 2016 documentary film One More Time with Feeling and on the 2016 album Skeleton Tree and 2019 album Ghosteen.Cave is the godfather to Michael Hutchence's daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.WEB, Nick Cave: Fan Factoids,weblink Everguide, Lifelounge Pty Ltd, 19 October 2013, Lauren, Bertacchini, 26 February 2013, Cave performed "Into My Arms" at the televised funeral of Michael Hutchence, but insisted that the cameras cease rolling during his performance.

Religion

In the past, Cave identified as a Christian.{{cn|date=July 2019}} In his recorded lectures on music and songwriting, he said that any true love song is a song for God, and ascribed the mellowing of his music to a shift in focus from the Old Testament to the New. He did not belong to a particular denomination, and distanced himself from "religion as being an American thing, in which the name of God has been hijacked". Interviewed in 2004, he stated that he was a "hammer-and-nails kind of guy."NEWS, Bartlett, Thomas,weblink The Resurrection of Nick Cave, Salon.com, 18 November 2004,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120831022512weblink">weblink 31 August 2012, live, 26 July 2019, In 2010, however, a Los Angeles Times article quoted him as saying: I'm not religious, and I'm not a Christian, but I do reserve the right to believe in the possibility of a god. It's kind of defending the indefensible, though; I'm critical of what religions are becoming, the more destructive they're becoming. But I think as an artist, particularly, it's a necessary part of what I do, that there is some divine element going on within my songs.NEWS, John, Payne, Los Angeles Times, Nick Cave's master plan,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20101130142313weblink">weblink 30 November 2010, dead, 29 November 2010, 26 July 2019, When asked in 2009 about whether he believed in a personal God, Cave's reply was: "No".NEWS, Do I personally believe in a personal God? No.,weblink The Guardian, Nick Cave on The Death of Bunny Munro, 11 September 2009, 14 December 2013, When interviewed by Jarvis Cocker on 12 September 2010, for his BBC Radio 6 show Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service, Cave stated: "I believe in God in spite of religion, not because of it."WEB, Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service,weblink BBC 6, BBC, 13 December 2013, Jarvis, Cocker, 12 September 2010, In 2018 in The Red Hand Files he concluded: "So, do I believe in God? Well, I act like I do, for my own greater good. Does God exist? Maybe, I don’t know. Right now, God is a work in progress."

Politics

In November 2017, Cave resisted demands from fellow artists Brian Eno and Roger Waters to cancel two concerts in Tel Aviv after Eno and Waters published a letter asking Cave to avoid performing in Israel while "apartheid remains". Cave went on to describe the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions movement as"cowardly and shameful", and that calls to boycott the country are "partly the reason I am playing Israel – not as support for any particular political entity but as a principled stand against those who wish to bully, shame and silence musicians." He furthermore responded with an open letter to Eno to defend his position.WEB, Nick Cave Defends Israel Concert in Open Letter to Brian Eno,weblink Rolling Stone, 31 July 2019, Jon, Blistein, 11 December 2018, NEWS, Nick Cave: cultural boycott of Israel is 'cowardly and shameful',weblink The Guardian, 31 July 2019, Ben, Beaumont-Thomas, 11 December 2018, NEWS, NICK CAVE: BOYCOTTING ISRAEL IS 'COWARDLY AND SHAMEFUL',weblink Jerusalem Post, 31 July 2019, Amy, Spiro, 12 December 2018,

Discography

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Studio albums

The Boys Next Door

The Birthday Party

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Grinderman

Soundtracks/scores

  • And the Ass Saw the Angel, readings of the novel (1988), plus theatre score (1993) â€“ text by Cave, music composed by Harvey and Ed Clayton-Jones
  • Ghosts... of the Civil Dead, soundtrack (1988) â€“ composed with Harvey & Bargeld
  • To Have and to Hold, soundtrack (1996) â€“ composed with Harvey & Bargeld
  • Woyzeck, theatre score (2005) – composed with Warren EllisWEB,weblink Vesturport, Vesturport.com, 22 September 2014, (Not available on CD or vinyl.)
  • The Proposition, soundtrack (2005) â€“ composed with Ellis
  • Metamorphosis, theatre score (2006) – composed with EllisWEB,weblink Vesturport, Vesturport.com, 22 September 2014, (Not available on CD or vinyl.)
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, soundtrack (2007) â€“ composed with Ellis, triangle Luke Cave
  • The English Surgeon, soundtrack (2007) – composed with EllisWEB,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150224200808weblink">weblink dead, The English Surgeon - Credits, 24 February 2015, Theenglishsurgeon.com, (Not available on CD or vinyl; only available on White Lunar; see below.)
  • The Girls of Phnom Penh, soundtrack (2009) – composed with EllisWEB,weblink Nick Cave, Nickcaveandthebadseeds.com, 14 February 2013, (Not available on CD or vinyl; only available on White Lunar; see below.)
  • The Death of Bunny Munro, (7CDs), audiobook read by the author plus soundtrack (2009) â€“ composed with EllisNEWS,weblink The Guardian, London, Nick Cave on The Death of Bunny Munro, Claire, Armitstead, 11 September 2009, 20 May 2010,
  • The Road, soundtrack (2009) â€“ composed with EllisWEB,weblink Nick Cave and Warren Ellis to Score The Road – Where Cinema is more than just $100 million productions, Row Three, 20 March 2008, 2 June 2011, (Soundtrack released on 12 January 2010)WEB,weblink The Road: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis: Music, Amazon.com, 31 December 2011,
  • White Lunar, soundtrack compilation (2009) – composed with Ellis (2CDs. Disc one contains high lights from The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and The Road. Disc 2 contains work from The English Surgeon and The Girls of Phnom Penh, as well as four unreleased pieces "from the archives".WEB,weblink Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 21 September 2009, 31 December 2011,
  • The Metamorphosis, (Forvandlingen – Norwegian national theatre) soundtrack (2012)  â€“ not released on CD  
  • Lawless soundtrack (2012)
  • Far from Men soundtrack (2014)
  • 20,000 Days on Earth soundtrack (2014)
  • Hell or High Water, soundtrack (2016)  â€“ composed with Warren Ellis
  • Mars (2016 TV series), National Geographic soundtrack (2016)  â€“ composed with Warren Ellis
  • War Machine, soundtrack (2017)  â€“ composed with Ellis
  • Wind River, soundtrack (2017)  â€“ composed with Ellis

Notable contributions and appearances

  • Send Me A Lullaby (1981) album by The Go-Betweens, features Cave's vocals on After The Fireworks.
  • Die Haut and Nick Cave: Burnin' the Ice (1982), features Cave's vocals on Stow-A-Way, Truck Love, Pleasure Is The Boss, Dumb Europe)
  • Department Of Enjoyment NME Cassette Tape 011 (May 1984), cover of I Put A Spell On You by Nick Cave & The Cavemen.
  • Annie Hogan Plays "Kickabye" EP (1985), features Cave's vocals on Vixo. Cave also produced.
  • Smack My Crack (1987), features Cave performing The Altra Virago Or The Vargus Barking Spider
  • Wings Of Desire (1987). Cave appears in the film performing The Carny and From Her To Eternity.
  • Cover of "Helpless" by Neil Young (1989) for the Neil Young tribute album (The Bridge: A Tribute to Neil Young|The Bridge).
  • Leonard Cohen: I'm your Fan (1991), Nick Cave Tower Of Song.
  • Until The End Of The World (1991), Nick Cave (I'll Love You) Till The End Of The World.
  • In Weiter Ferne, So Nah! (aka Faraway So Close!) (1993), Nick Cave Faraway So Close and Cassiel's Song.
  • Zero Effect (1994), Nick Cave Into My Arms.
  • Batman Forever soundtrack (1995). Cave contributes the track There is a Light.
  • (Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by the X-Files) (1996), Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum and a cover of The X-Files theme song, performed by Nick Cave and Dirty Three.
  • Oedipus Schmoedipus (1996) album by Barry Adamson, Cave appears on The Sweetest Embrace.
  • September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill (1997) produced by Hal Willner. Cave contributes a cover version of "Mack the Knife".
  • Mojo – Original Soundtrack (1997), Nick Cave & Gallon Drunk on The Big Hurt and Nick Cave on Mojo.
  • Nick Cave i Przyjaciele (Nick Cave and Friends) (1999). A tribute album by Polish musicians. Cave appears on Into My Arms and The Weeping Song.
  • Music for Expelling The Demon (1999), a short animation by Devlin Crow, written by A-Soma. The Acid House (1999), Nick Cave/Barry Adamson, Sweetest Embrace.
  • A Tribute to Polnareff, a tribute album to Michel Polnareff. Nick Cave contributes a cover version of Goodbye Marylou.
  • Ute Lemper's Punishing Kiss (2000). Cave co-wrote (with Bruno Pisek) Little Water Song.
  • "Red Right Hand" in Scream 3 (2000), alternate version, sometimes referred to as Red Right Hand 2, also included on Cave's B-Sides & Rarities album.
  • He Died With A FelaFel In His Hand (2001), Nick Cave The Mercy Seat (Live) & Into My Arms.
  • Intimite (aka Intimacy) (2001), Nick Cave In The Ghetto.
  • To Be By Your Side – from the OST for French documentary film Le Peuple Migrateur (2001).
  • I Am Sam (2002). Cave contributes a cover version of The Beatles' "Let It Be", which was later issued as the B-side to a cover version of "Here Comes the Sun".
  • "Bad Cover Version" single by Pulp (2002). Cave contributes a cover version of Pulp's "Disco 2000".
  • Sunday Morning (2002). Cave performs a cover version of The Velvet Underground's debut album (song) with Chris Coco on Coco's album Next Wave.
  • (American IV: The Man Comes Around) (2003) duet with Johnny Cash on "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry".
  • Kiss of Love (duet with Sam Brown) from Jools Holland's 2003 album Small World Big Band Friends 3 – Jack O The Green.
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds appear on the Martin Scorsese series The Blues (2003) singing J. B. Lenoir's "I Feel So Good".
  • Shrek 2 (2004), Nick Cave People Aint' No Good.
  • The Passion Of The Christ – Songs Inspired By (2004), Nick Cave Darker With The Day.
  • Harry Smith Project Vol 1 (2006), Nick Cave John The Revelator and Vol 2 Shine On Me.
  • "I'm Your Man" and "Suzanne" performed by Cave in the documentary/concert film (Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man) (2006).
  • (Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys) (2006). Cave contributes the tracks Fire Down Below and Pinery Boy.
  • Seasick Steve's song Just Like A King, from the album I Started Out With Nothin{{'}} (2008) includes Cave's vocals.
  • Californication Season 2 (2009), Nick Cave Moonland.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010). Cave contributed O Children.
  • Leonard Cohen By En Boca De (2011), Nick Cave Avalanche.
  • Trentemøller – (Late Night Tales: Trentemøller|Late Night Tales) (2011), Nick Cave & Warren Ellis The Proposition 1.
  • Nick Cave and Neko Case cover The Zombies song She's Not There for HBO show True Blood.WEB,weblink Nick Cave joins Neko Case for The Zombies 'She's Not There' for 'True Blood' – listen! – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Facebook news at, Side-line.com, 22 February 1999, 31 December 2011, (2011)
  • Pirate Jenny. Shilpa Ray with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis on (Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys) (2013).WEB, AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett,weblink Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys – Various Artists &124; Songs, Reviews, Credits, AllMusic, 2013-02-19, 2016-09-10,
  • Nick Cave's Grinderman contributed Honey Bee for HBO show True Detective in the end of the episode "Who Goes There". (2014)
  • Nick Cave and Warren Ellis covered "All the Gold in California" from Larry Gatlin for the ending of first episode of the second season of True Detective. (2015)
  • In the XBox360 game, Alan Wake, Up Jumped the Devil is the end credits song of Episode 3.

Spoken-word lectures

  • "The Secret Life of the Love Song & the Flesh Made Word: Two Lectures" (2000)

Live albums

Bibliography

Publications by Cave

Publications with contributions by Cave

  • The Gospel According to Mark. Pocket Canons: Series 1. Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate, 1998. {{ISBN|0-86241-796-1}}. UK edition. With an introduction by Cave to the Gospel of Mark.

Legacy

In 2010, Cave was ranked the 19th greatest living lyricist in NME.WEB,weblink The Greatest Lyricists In The World Today, nme, 2010-04-15, NME, en-US, 2019-09-06, Rob O'Connor of Yahoo! Music listed him as the 23rd best lyricist in rock history.WEB,weblink The 25 Best Rock Lyricists, O'Connor, Rob, 2014-12-15, Yahoo.com, en-US, live, 2019-09-06, The Art of Nick Cave: New Critical Essays was edited by academic John H. Baker and published in 2013. In an essay on the album The Boatman's Call, Peter Billingham praised Cave's love songs as characterized by a "deep, poetic, melancholic introspection."{{sfn|Baker|2013|p=13}} Carl Lavery, another academic featured in the collection, argued that there was a "burgeoning field of Cave studies".{{sfn|Baker|2013|p=29}} Dan Rose argued that Cave "is a master of the disturbing narrative and chronicler of the extreme, though he is also certainly capable of a subtle romantic vision. He does much to the listener who enters his world."{{sfn|Baker|2013|p=98}}

Awards and honours

See also

References

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Further reading

  • Bad Seed: A Biography of Nick Cave, Ian Johnston (1997) {{ISBN|0-316-90833-9}}
  • The Life and Music of Nick Cave: An Illustrated Biography, Maximilian Dax & Johannes Beck (1999) {{ISBN|3-931126-27-7}}
  • Liner notes to the CDs Original Seeds: Songs that inspired Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Kim Beissel (1998 & 2004), Rubber Records
  • Kicking Against the Pricks: An Armchair Guide to Nick Cave, Amy Hanson (2005), {{ISBN|1-900924-96-X}}
  • Nick Cave Stories, Janine Barrand (2007) {{ISBN|978-0-9757406-9-9}}
  • Cultural Seeds: Essays on the Work of Nick Cave, eds. Karen Welberry and Tanya Dalziell (2009) {{ISBN|0-7546-6395-7}}
  • Nick Cave Sinner Saint: The True Confessions, ed. Mat Snow (2011) {{ISBN|978-0-85965-448-7}}
  • BOOK, The Art of Nick Cave: New Critical Essays,weblink Intellect Books, 2013, 1841506273, en, John H., Baker, harv,
  • A Little History: Nick Cave & cohorts 1981–2013, Bleddyn Butcher (2014) {{ISBN|9781760110680}}
  • Nick Cave: Mercy on Me (due September 2017), a graphic biography by Reinhard KleistWEB,weblink Nick Cave Gets New Graphic Novel Biography – Pitchfork, Pitchfork.com, 12 January 2018,

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